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print·ing

 (prĭn′tĭng)
n.
1. The art, process, or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or by similar means.
2.
a. The act of one that prints.
b. Matter that is printed.
3. All the copies of a publication, such as a book, that are printed at one time.
4. Written characters not connected to one another and resembling those appearing in print.

printing

(ˈprɪntɪŋ)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. the process, business, or art of producing printed matter
b. (as modifier): printing ink.
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printed text
3. (Journalism & Publishing) Also called: impression all the copies of a book or other publication printed at one time
4. a form of writing in which letters resemble printed letters

print•ing

(ˈprɪn tɪŋ)

n.
1. the skill, process, or business of producing books, newspapers, etc., by impression from movable types, plates, etc.
2. the act of a person or thing that prints.
3. printed material.
4. all the copies of a book or other publication printed at one time.
5. writing in which the letters resemble printed ones.
[1350–1400]

Printing

See also books; copying

an offset process that uses an aluminum plate instead of a lithographic stone. Also called aluminography. — algraphic, adj.
the process in lithography of transferring writings and drawings to a stone surface. — autographic, adj.autographically, adv.
a printing process by which colored lithographs are produced by a series of stone or zinc plates, each of which carries different portions of the picture to be printed, inked in different colors.
printing in colors from a series of wooden blocks.
the process of preparing a facsimile printing surface, involving the depositing of a thin copper or nickel shell by electrolytic action in a mold of the original and backing it with a lead alloy. — electrotyper, electrotypist, n.electrotypic, adj.
a process for making letterpress plates by engraving a waxed copper plate, dusting with zinc, and preparing an electrotype. — glyphographer, n.glyphographic, adj.
a device for embossing letters on thin sheets of metal.
permission, particularly that given by the Roman Catholic Church, to publish or print; hence, any sanction or approval.
the use of italics in printing text to indicate foreign words, abbreviations, emphasis, titles, etc.
1. the art or process of producing an image on a flat, specially prepared stone, treating the items to be printed with a greasy substance to which ink adheres, and of taking impressions from this on paper.
2. a similar process in which the stone is replaced by a zinc or aluminum plate, often provided with a photosensitive surface for reproducing an image photographically. — lithographer, n.lithographic, adj.
a printing process in which types are impressed in a soft matrix, the resulting hollow spaces being filled with a heated mixture that later solidifies and can be used for printing. — lithotypic, adj.
an offset printing process, similar to lithography, using metal plates instead of stone.
a printing method in which the image on a plate is offset onto a rubber blanket from which it is transferred onto the surface to be printed.
the production of chromolithographs printed in oil colors on canvas or cloth as well as on paper. — oleographic, adj.
type used in the testing of eyesight.
a process by which a line drawing or writing on paper is transferred to a zinc plate, which is then used for printing. — papyrograph, n.papyrographic, adj.
the process of producing a raised impression on wood from a photograph and using the block thus produced for printing.
Obsolete, lithography.
a technique for imitating an engraved appearance, as on business cards, by dusting areas already printed with a powder attracted only to the inks and using heat to fuse the ink and powder. — thermographer, n.thermographic, adj.
1. the design, theory, and art of creating characters for printing.
2. the design and selection of printed matter.
3. the craft or business of composing type. — typographic, typographical, adj.
printers, especially master printers, usually found in the names of associations of printers.
the art of engraving on wood or of printing from such engravings. — xylographer, n. — xylographic, xylographical, adj.

printing

The production of multiple copies of text or pictures, normally on paper. Printing has advanced rapidly and today complete pages can be produced by computers, transferred to paper by laser, and then photographed onto a printing plate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.printing - text handwritten in the style of printed matterprinting - text handwritten in the style of printed matter
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
2.printing - the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
gravure - the act of intaglio printing
publication, issue - the act of issuing printed materials
compositor's case, typesetter's case, case - (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers; "for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters"
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
justify - adjust the spaces between words; "justify the margins"
3.printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publicationprinting - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
printing - the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
hair space - (printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters
quad, space - (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
printing, impression - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
test copy, trial impression, proof - (printing) an impression made to check for errors
typography, composition - art and technique of printing with movable type
letterpress, relief printing - printing from a plate with raised characters
gravure, intaglio, intaglio printing - a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print
process printing - a method of printing colored reproductions from halftone plates
planographic printing, planography - the process of printing from a surface on which the printing areas are not raised but are ink-receptive (as opposed to ink repellent)
offset printing, offset - a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
carbon process - a process of printing on paper coated with bichromated gelatin containing pigment
ascender - (printing) the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase letters
descender - (printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters
serif, seriph - a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
word processing - rapid and efficient processing (storage and printing) of linguistic data for composition and editing
white out - widen the interlinear spacing by inserting leads
underlay - raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type; "underlay the plate"
kern - remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)
kern - furnish with a kern
superscript, superior - written or printed above and to one side of another character
subscript, inferior - written or printed below and to one side of another character
adscript - written or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it
4.printing - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
edition - the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
test copy, trial impression, proof - (printing) an impression made to check for errors
mackle - a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

printing

noun
1. The act or process of publishing printed matter:
2. The entire number of copies of a publication printed from a single typesetting:
Translations
طِباعَه
tisk
trykning
nyomtatás
prentun; prentiîn
tisk

printing

[ˈprɪntɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= process) → impresión f
fourth printingcuarta impresión f
2. (= craft, industry) → imprenta f
"16th century printing in Toledo""La imprenta en Toledo en el siglo XVI"
3. (= block writing) → letras fpl de molde; (= characters, print) → letra f
4. (= quantity printed) → tirada f
a printing of 500 copiesuna tirada de 500 ejemplares
B. CPD printing frame Nprensa f de copiar
printing ink Ntinta f de imprenta
printing office Nimprenta f
printing press Nprensa f
printing queue Ncola f de impresión
printing works NSINGimprenta f

printing

[ˈprɪntɪŋ]
n (= technique) → imprimerie f
modif [firm, company] → d'imprimerie; [costs] → d'impression printing error, printing pressprinting error nerreur f d'impressionprinting press npresse f typographique

printing

n
(= process)Drucken nt
(= unjoined writing)Druckschrift f; (= characters, print)Schrift f
(= quantity printed)Auflage f

printing

:
printing block
n (Typ) → Druckform f, → Klischee nt
printing frame
nKopierrahmen m
printing ink
printing office
n(Buch)druckerei f
printing order
n (Comput) → Druckreihenfolge f
printing paper
nDruckerpapier nt, → Kopierpapier nt
printing press
printing works
n sing or plDruckerei f

printing

[ˈprɪntɪŋ] n
a. (process, also) (Phot) → stampa
b. (block writing) → stampatello; (characters) → caratteri mpl; (print) → stampa
c. (number printed) → tiratura

print

(print) noun
1. a mark made by pressure. a footprint; a fingerprint.
2. printed lettering. I can't read the print in this book.
3. a photograph made from a negative. I entered three prints for the photographic competition.
4. a printed reproduction of a painting or drawing.
verb
1. to mark (letters etc) on paper (by using a printing press etc). The invitations will be printed on white paper.
2. to publish (a book, article etc) in printed form. His new novel will be printed next month.
3. to produce (a photographic image) on paper. He develops and prints his own photographs.
4. to mark designs on (cloth etc). When the cloth has been woven, it is dyed and printed.
5. to write, using capital letters. Please print your name and address.
ˈprinter noun
1. a machine that prints texts from a computer.
2. a person who prints books, newspapers etc.
ˈprinting noun
the work of a printer.
ˈprinting-press noun
(also press) a machine for printing.
ˈprint-out noun
the printed information given by a computer.
in / out of print
(of books) available/unavailable to be bought from the publisher. That book has been out of print for years.
References in classic literature ?
Now I must either bundle it back in to my tin kitchen to mold, pay for printing it myself, or chop it up to suit purchasers and get what I can for it.
We then turned over the book together, and I endeavored to explain to him the purpose of the printing, and the meaning of the few pictures that were in it.
Obviously it is the labor cost of the paper, printing, and binding of it--about a fifth of its present cost.
The lines on it are reading matter; and not written by hand, but printed; by and by I will explain what printing is.
And I will refresh the reader's memory by printing the legend of the Lorelei, too.
We judged we could make miles enough that night to get out of the reach of the powwow we reckoned the duke's work in the printing office was going to make in that little town; then we could boom right along if we wanted to.
Ham, who had been giving me my first lesson in all-fours, was trying to recollect a scheme of telling fortunes with the dirty cards, and was printing off fishy impressions of his thumb on all the cards he turned.
I should never have got his consent, on my visit to Scotland, to read in those precious pages for so many hours, had I not promised to designate it by some emphatic mode of printing, as {The Wardour Manuscript}; giving it, thereby, an individuality as important as the Bannatyne MS.
I use heaps of postage stamps, pay the expenses of many indifferent lecturers, defray the cost of printing reams of pamphlets and hand-bills which hail the laborer flatteringly as the salt of the earth, write and edit a little socialist journal, and do what lies in my power generally.
They have had the art of printing, as well as the Chinese, time out of mind: but their libraries are not very large; for that of the king, which is reckoned the largest, does not amount to above a thousand volumes, placed in a gallery of twelve hundred feet long, whence I had liberty to borrow what books I pleased.
There was the first electric light, and the first grain-binder, and the musical telegraph of Elisha Gray, and the marvellous exhibit of printing telegraphs shown by the Western Union Company.
I stole it from Malbihn, the Swede--it had printing on the back cut from an old newspaper.